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Parkrun followed by long run

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 12:54

I do Parkrun followed by a long run on Sunday but I only do Parkrun once a month or so.  But on non-Parkrun weeks I would still run on a Saturday. Could be an easy run or could be something like a tempo run depending what else I've done that week.  But I'm not too pront to injury.  Bu the way, even just focuing on 10k's I would go up to at least 10 miles for my long run.  Lots of benefits.  And then not too much of a stretch if you find a nice half you want to do.  

Also, on days where you do long run after a race I would focus on making it really slow and comfortable pace so you don't further stress your body.  

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Posted: 15/10/2013 at 11:49

I bet his Missus was cross about him forgetting the rain cover.  

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Posted: 15/10/2013 at 11:48

Why is his Dad pulling a wheelie?  

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Posted: 12/10/2013 at 17:54

Back from the very rainy National Relays.  That was very humbling after last weeks third!  We did ok considering, 57th out of 65 (plus a few teams that didn't have a full team).  Beat both our local rivals.  On the face of it could do better but the standard was unbelievable.  Mo Farah was registered for his club for the man's race but don't think he was there!  The fastest girl ran the course in 13 minutes something .  I ran it in 19.01, second fastest in our team of four.  Was a very random distance of 4.35 kilometres.  I was the first leg and they went off like frigging rockets.  Never have I seen so many sharp elbows on a start line!  (And that's coming from me!)  Course was really quite undulating as well and I was very relieved to see the finish. 

The foot held up ok, put Ibuprofen gel on it.  Hurts a bit now though.  

Skinny - unless MrD has set up hidden cameras (in which case there will be Strong Words) there will be no submissions of any climactic pictures from the McF/MrD household.  

I'm puzzled by the talk of multiple Phil's

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Posted: 11/10/2013 at 19:59

My profile pic was taken on a nice run around Curbar Edge in the Peaks.  Also nice runs up to and around Linacre Woods where the reservoirs are via Holmebrook Valley park also, close to Chesterfield itself.  And you can run out along the canal if you need a bit of flat.  

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Posted: 11/10/2013 at 19:55

Ha! Mr D and I grew up in Chesterfield!  Yes, lots of lovely running and you don't even have to get all the way out to the Peaks (although great out there).  A lot of nice stuff locally.  Let us know where you will be staying and we can advise.  Hope you like hills though.  

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Posted: 11/10/2013 at 13:36

My word Bob, your photoshop skills are breathtaking.  Have you ever considered a career change?  

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Posted: 10/10/2013 at 19:46

Skinny it is possible that you might be over thinking this.  I think Stevie is right on the improvement curve thing.  But part of the advantage of being a bit older is that you will train smarter and not just razz about, thinking you know it all, being inefficient and potentially damaging with your training.  I think that counts for a lot.  

Anyway, you can't change the fact that you are getting older but good that you are looking at things to mitigate the effects.  I've never done pilates but used to do yoga regularly and used it a lot when pregnant.  Now I just tend to do it when back feeling a bit creaky and it does sort me out. 

We could put our WAVA's on the s/sheet underneath the actual times for interest.  

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Posted: 10/10/2013 at 14:37

I think it's fine to pace by effort rather than pace though where you have strong winds and heat etc (or a hilly course), Bob.  Otherwise your training session may become a bit too hard or you get too dispirited.  It is subjective though and one of the occasions where a HRM can be helpful.  

It's a bit parky out now.  

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Posted: 10/10/2013 at 14:19

But...I have upped my training.  Previous years have been: enter event, train fairly hard (20-25 mpw ), do event, not run for about 3 months.  Repeat.  This year since picking up again in March (I had winter off due to lazyitis) I've built up to a peak of 40 mpw with most weeks being 30-35 mpw.  I've also been more consistent about doing regular tempo runs of up to 4 miles.  And got I plenty of long runs going up to 16 on a couple of occasions.  The other big thing has been racing a lot since joining the club.  I think it's definitely made me tougher, taught me a lot about pacing and how much pain I can physically take.  Turns out you can hurt a lot more than you think when you start out!  

And don't forget the famous 3x2m @10k session!  It's the secret of my success.

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